Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2022

  • Implementation of the Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Concept with a Focus on Outcome Measurement

    Adriana Dacheva, Yoanna Vutova, Evgeny Mekov, Marta Malinova-Encheva, Nick Guldemond, Slaveyko Djambazov

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 170-179
    Received: 1 July 2022
    Accepted: 29 July 2022
    Published: 5 August 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220803.11
    Abstract: Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is a service improvement approach developed at Harvard Business School (HBS) that explores the best practices for reorganizing and coordinating healthcare that aim to achieve the outcomes that are important to patients. An implementation of value-added services for patients diagnosed with age-related macular degenerati... Show More
  • The Role of Social Media in the Prevalence of Substance Abuse Among Secondary School Students in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State

    Aribamikan Collins Gboyega

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 180-185
    Received: 15 December 2021
    Accepted: 23 May 2022
    Published: 17 August 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220803.12
    Abstract: This study investigated the role of social media in reducing the prevalence of substance abuse among secondary school students in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State. This was necessitated by the observed growing influence of social media on the substance use among teenagers in the study area. The descriptive type of research design was used... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Physico-chemical Quality of Drinking Water in the City of Daloa (Mid-West of Côte d'Ivoire) - Effects on Human Health

    Lebe Prisca Marie-Sandrine Kouakou, Amadou Kouyate, Ali Sanou, Aka Eric Koffi, Mougo Andre Tigori, Namory Meite, Koffi Jean-Paul Bohoussou, Brou Dibi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 186-196
    Received: 13 June 2022
    Accepted: 29 August 2022
    Published: 14 September 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220803.13
    Abstract: Water is the main water requirement of the human body. However, 80% of water-related diseases affect people in developing countries. Physicochemical analyzes (nutrient salts, mineral salts, physical parameters) were carried out on water points (springs, boreholes, wells and taps) in order to assess the level of contamination of drinking water in th... Show More
  • Assessment of Magnitude and Associated Factors of Road Traffic Accidents Among Minibus Taxi Drivers in Megenagna, Torhailoch and Saris, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Frewengel Melake Weldeslassie, Tewodros Kassahun Tarekegn, Teame Kiflom Gaim, Salem Sium Mesfin, Bemnet Kassaye Ketsela, Solomon Endale Dagnachew, Amanuel Girma Balcha, Mohammed Abdurahman Yassin, Fortuna Melake Weldeslassie

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 197-211
    Received: 7 August 2022
    Accepted: 17 September 2022
    Published: 29 September 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20220803.14
    Abstract: Road Traffic accidents (RTA) are one of the main leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. According to the report of the statistics of WHO, RTA take lives of millions of people annually, ranging higher in the developing countries, particularly in the sub Saharan region. In Ethiopia RTA caused losses of thousands of people and ... Show More